EU Aid Volunteers

EU Aid Volunteers is a European Union initiative which provides opportunities to EU citizens and long-term residents in EU Member States from a wide range of backgrounds and professional experience to get involved in humanitarian aid projects. In addition, it supports the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid in third countries and engages in volunteering opportunities through deployment and online volunteering.


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Movement for Peace

Movement for Peace -MPDL- is a non-religious and non-profit organisation founded in 1983 with headquarters in Madrid. We aim to promote peace, equality and human rights through our delegations in Spain and in 11 countries and territories: Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, Morocco, Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Mali, Niger, occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Jordan.

Human Rights, Gender, Migration, International Protection and Education for Peace are the main areas of our projects and actions both in Spain within the social action and internationally within the development and humanitarian aid fields, with more than 705.800 beneficiaries yearly.

Since our foundation, volunteers support most of our projects in Spain, and we are promoting volunteering in the field since 2012. We hold the Presidency of the European network of civil society organisations Solidar and the Vice-Presidency of the Spanish Volunteering Platform.

Within the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, we are certified as sending organisation and lead the project Volunteering capacities matter: Strengthening organizational capacities for a suitable humanitarian volunteering management aiming at:

Strengthening organisation capacities. 8 humanitarian organisations will receive support and assistance to obtain the EU Aid Volunteers hosting organisations’ certificate. They will also participate in trainings on humanitarian volunteering, humanitarian aid, disaster response and protection in contexts of humanitarian crisis from a gender perspective, among others.

Through an International Consortium. An International Consortium among 10 organisations has been created to carry out the project: 2 organisations from EU countries, Spain and Italy, and 8 from third countries in Jordan, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Colombia, with extensive experience in the humanitarian projects management field.

So that in the near future… From 2019, participant organisations within the current project will be certified as EUAV hosting organisations. From that moment on, we will launch the deployment phase that will strengthen the humanitarian teams in contexts of humanitarian crisis while building a more united and peaceful world.

EU Aid Volunteers

EU Aid Volunteers is a European Union initiative which provides opportunities to EU citizens and long-term residents in EU Member States from a wide range of backgrounds and professional experience to get involved in humanitarian aid projects. In addition, it supports the provision of needs-based humanitarian aid in third countries and engages in volunteering opportunities through deployment and online volunteering.

EU Aid Volunteers brings volunteers and organisations from different countries together in joint projects as a practical expression of solidarity with communities vulnerable to humanitarian crisis.

What does it offer?

  • Volunteering on-site in humanitarian aid projects worldwide.
  • Online volunteering opportunities.
  • Partnerships between EU-based and non-EU organisations.
  • Information, support and resources for humanitarian aid organisations.
  • Capacity building for humanitarian response.
  • Training to improve volunteering management.
  • Strengthen technical capacity for the standards and procedures required to deploy EU Aid Volunteers.

Who can participate?

  • Sending organisations: EU-based organisations. In charge of the identification, selection, preparation, deployment and management of the EU Aid Volunteers.
  • Hosting organisations: Non EU-based organisations. In charge of the induction phase, designation of mentors and guarantee of adequate accommodation and working conditions throughout the deployment.
  • EU citizens and long-term residents in EU Member States interested in getting involved as volunteers in humanitarian aid operations in third countries.

How to become a certified organisation?

Certification is a compulsory process for all organisations interested in participating in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. The certification process is evidence-based, meaning that there are certain requirements for which sending and hosting organisations shall have established policies and procedures of which they need to provide evidence in order to be certified as sending or hosting organisations.

Types of participation for organisations

  • Technical Assistance for sending organizations.
  • Strengthening the capacities for hosting organisations.
  • Volunteers’ deployment.
Download: Brochure EU Aid Volunteers (.pdf, 1 MB)
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Últimas noticias de EU Aid Volunteers

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"Es una iniciativa que tiene muchísimas posibilidades"

EU Aid Volunteers es una iniciativa de la Unión Europea que ofrece oportunidades de voluntariado humanitario y apoyo técnico y recursos a organizaciones tanto de la Unión Europea como de terceros países. Hablamos con Vicente Baeza, Responsable del Departamento de Movilización Social y Comunicación del Movimiento por la Paz -MPDL- que está liderando el proyecto Volunteering capacities matter en el marco de la iniciativa, sobre qué es y qué puede aportar EU Aid Volunteers a las organizaciones interesadas en participar en ella.